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Dance as Art Form

Dance is an integral and defining component of cultures throughout the world and throughout history. This course introduces students to dance as a live & performing art through a variety of experiences including attendance al live performances, examination of videos and theoretical texts, physical participation in the practice, and performance of dance. Through discussions, written assignments, and the creation of original dance comopsitions, students will explore the history and cultural relevance of a variety of forms of dance within their own lives, larger society and the global community beyond, with specific attention to those cultures that have migrated to Israel. 


NYU Washington Square and Tel Aviv, Israel 

Program Dates:

Fall 2017 on Washington Square; travel to Tel Aviv Jan 7-15, 2018

Application Deadlines:

Applications for 2017-2018 will be sent to eligible students by May 31

Who Can Apply:

Eligibility is listed on website

Course May Count Towards:

  • Expressive Cultures CORE
  • Liberal Arts elective
  • Unrestricted elective
  • Counts toward major or minor in Music and Performing Arts Professions


Meeting Times: MW 12:30-1:45 

Class Location: Please check Albert for classroom locations.

Course Number: MPADE-UE. 1278


Susan Koff, Clinical Music Associate Professor of Dance Education


Undergraduate Tuition: Tuition for the 4-credit course are the same as a regular NYU course.

Tuition will be due based on the Bursar's Payment Schedule for Fall 2017.

Bursar’s Payment Deadline Dates

Other Costs:

Participants are responsible for:

  • $400 program fee
  • Daily personal spending money, including most lunches and dinners, snacks, souvenirs, etc.
  • Any pre-departure immunization or medical expenses as required by NYU or recommended by students' personal doctors or the NYU Health Center
  • Visa fees if required
  • Cost of obtaining a passport, if student does not already have one
  • Regular tuition and registration fees


Students will stay in a hotel during the travel component of the seminar.  Rooms are double occupancy.

Flight, Travel, and Visa Information:

Flight: NYU Steinhardt will book and pay for roundtrip air travel to Tel Aviv, based on the program travel dates.  Students will be required to travel as a group, and alternative flight plans are not allowed.

Passport: All program participants are required to have a valid passport, which must be valid at least six months beyond the program end date.

VisaUS citizens require a valid passport and do not require a visa for visits to Israel less than three months in duration.  All other passport holders should check  with their respective visa requirements

Helpful links: US State Department,  Center for Disease Control.